Working Memory and Academic Learning: Assessment and Intervention

Presenter Dr. Milton J. Dehn

This workshop begins by explaining working memory subprocesses: phonological/verbal, visual/spatial, and executive. Research-established relationships between working memory and different types of academic learning are emphasized, followed by recommendations for assessing working memory through observations, rating scales, cognitive tests, and memory scales. The remainder of the workshop focuses on working memory exercises and strategies, as well as effective instructional principles that support the working memory limitations of all learners.

Presenter: Milton Dehn, Ed.D. is a nationally recognized expert on psychological processing assessment, PSW, and working memory. Dr. Dehn is the author of Essentials of Processing Assessment, 2nd Edition and The Psychological Processing Analyzer, as well as several books on children’s memory problems. After working as a school psychologist and training school psychology graduate students for many years, Dr. Dehn is now a private practice school psychologist and the program director for Schoolhouse Educational Services, an agency in La Crosse, Wisconsin that provides assessment, consultation, and tutoring for children with learning and memory disabilities.
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